What timescales are involved in implementing Kill licenses

There doesnt seem to be any timescales planned for the implimentation of these kill licenses.  For those proprietors large and small who run businesses involving angling there is a degree of uncertainty as they are receiving enquiries from fishermen who are thinking about booking for the 2016 season but want to know what is happening before they book fishing and accommodation and make travel plans.  Given when the Salmon fishing season starts on the Tay i do not see how this can be implemented smoothly in time across all rivers in scotland or do the Scottish Government plan a 'soft roll out approach' on a group of rivers such as the SAC's or a specific region to roll out problems before it is full implemented across the board?

Why the contribution is important

This is impotant as it has business implications

by galloway_fisher on July 23, 2015 at 02:14PM

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  • Posted by marinescotland3 July 23, 2015 at 17:16

    We are aware of the need to provide further clarity about the timescales. More detail will follow once the consultation process has been concluded.
  • Posted by galloway_fisher July 23, 2015 at 19:51

    there has been no business impact consultation as promised for these proposals, owners and anglers need a proposed timescale now not things being rushed through over the winter for the beginning of 2016 season.

    I have a bad feeling this will be pushed through without much thought,before the next Scottish Parliament elections next year.
  • Posted by marinescotland3 July 24, 2015 at 16:10

    Any new Regulations require to be accompanied by a Business Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) which would be open to public scrutiny. If the Regulations are progressed that BRIA would be informed by the SG commissioned work around the value of the sector together with responses to the notice of intent and discussions that we have had to date.
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